Summary: I love being able to play around with the editing that's already inside the camera. It's simple to use and even has a built in guide option you can bring up whenever you want. All the apertures and fast shutter speeds on the stock lenses are really awesome and I love that it also lets you use the 3'' LCD to view what you're shooting!
Summary: This camera is probably the best entry-level DSRL on the market. It is a great way to start enjoying photography. It is extremely easy to use and greatly benefits from Nikon's savoir-faire when it comes to user friendliness, ease of control, image quality, portability and feature set.
Summary: Overall - satisfied with my choice. Added 55-200 telephoto lens in addition to 18-55 VR Nikor lens bought with camera. Also purchased Eye-fi wireless SD card for automatic uploading of pictures to my LAN.
Summary: This is my first new Nikon for, well... quite a few years (my last one was an F1!!) and I am very happy with it.I am delighted at the colour renditioning and the the ability to vary control between full auto and full manual.The auto-focussing is very accurate and surprisingly fast and, when using VR lenses coupled with the camera's in-built Noise Reduction, digital graininess is minimal (even at high ISO values).One of the reasons I chose a DSLR was to explore IR...
Pros: Full Auto or Full Manual, Full range of lenses, Good range of features, Guide Mode, HD Movie capable, Lightweight, Many focussing options, Quiet, Simple to operate, Sturdy, Superb ISO Range
Cons: Limited Manual WB, No bracketting, No mirror lockup, No Remote Shutter Control
Summary: D3100 was a major upgrade from poit and shoot to SLR and I am loving it. I have been looking for a good affordable camera for a long time. I bought it from best buy and i am very happy with my purchase.
Summary: My first DSLR from my first SLR, a NIKON F Photomic T (1966) which is still in prime condition. The D3100 is a beaut, and so far exceeds my expections for a DSLR. I don't need any camera with more "bells and whistles" than the D3100. I doubt I'll actually put to use all the great features of this camera. I use it for casual photography. It's a good size and easy to handle (contrary to some reports, as though the fellow(s) have elephant feet for hands!).